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Monday, 15 June 2009

When and where did President Mwanawasa die?

"After Mwanawasa suffered his first stroke in April 2006, Miti played a key role in evacuating him to his doctors in the United Kingdom. A month later Miti in his capacity as Mwanawasa’s Physician, held a Press conference with a team of doctors to declare President Mwanawasa, fit to hold office and participate in the coming elections of 2006..... The decision to urge Mwanawasa, to continue his work as president, was fatal as he was already plagued by other serious diseases such as hypertension, epilepsy and diabetes. Political pressure prevailed and Mwanawasa stood for his second term. He died 2 years on 29th June 2008, when while on duty at the African Union (AU) meeting in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt, he suffered a fatal stroke".
A quote we would quickly dismiss if it wasn't for the fact that it is comes from the latest in a series of documents that many now believe originate from inside the new Government spin machine. Official history, as told to the Zambian people, records that President Mwanawasa died in Paris on 19th August 2008.

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